MaxPreps & JJHuddle Ohio HS Weekly Awards
You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best individual performance this past week?
MaxPreps and JJHuddle are proud to announce that they will sponsor an athlete of the week in girls basketball during the 2016-2017 school year.
Each week during the season (regular and post), there will be a fan-generated contest to tab weekly winners. Each weekly winner will receive awards: a bracelet and certificates.
How does it work?
Fans will nominate top performances (send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org) and nominees will also be selected from those schools that report stats on MaxPreps. We will announce the weekly finalists (up to 10) on MaxPreps and JJHuddle every Tuesday and voting will be conducted in a special poll. Voting will cease at noon on Monday. The winners (two per week) will be announced the next day along with the next week’s nominees. The TOP THREE vote-getters will win the awards this week. This is the largest pool of nominees we’ve had.
Vote as many times as you want. It’s a competition. Vote Now!
Last week over 35,000 votes were cast! And THREE nominees generated over 25% of the votes each. Therefore, this week we are naming all three players winners.
Week 14 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Jensen Daulton, Fairfield (Leesburg) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior scored 29 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left, in a 76-73 D-IV sectional final win over Sciotoville East.
* Vincent Williams Jr., St. John’s Jesuit (Toledo)
Junior had 29 points, nine rebounds, five blocks and three assists in a 79-66 D-I district final win over Bowsher. Had 17 points and six rebounds in a 50-32 district semifinal win over Toledo St. Francis.
* Braxton Fasone, Van Buren
Had 26 points and 10 rebounds as the Black Knights snapped a 13-game losing streak to Liberty-Benton with a 70-54 D-III district semifinal win. The victory was Van Buren’s first over L-B since 2005. Added a game-high 27 points in a 69-60 district final loss to Archbold.
* Braedon Poole, McDonald
Junior had 33 points and 10 rebounds in an 82-60 D-IV district semifinal win over Sebring McKinley. Scored 16 points in a 96-43 district final win over Southern.
* Daniel Ritter, South Range (Canfield)
Scored 29 points, including 17 straight in the second half, in a 57-47 D-III district semifinal loss to Canton Central Catholic that brought to a close the most successful season in South Range history. The Raiders, who finished 23-2, won 20 games for the first time in program history.
* Chad Neisel, Sandy Valley (Magnolia)
Senior scored 20 points to become his program’s all-time leading scorer (1,256 points) in a 59-57 D-III district semifinal win over River.
* Austin Rotroff, Wauseon
Junior had 25 points and 14 rebounds in a 59-57 double-OT D-II district semifinal win over Napoleon. Added 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks in a 57-45 district final win over Woodward.
* Lane Ruby, Southeastern (Chillicothe)
Freshman point guard scored a game-high 10 points as the Panthers rallied to win the program’s first district title since 2003 with a 35-31 win over Oak Hill in D-III. Southeastern, which improved to 9-17, trailed 11-0 after the first quarter. Ruby previously scored a career-high 21 points in a 55-52 district semifinal win over Minford.
* Chase Naugle, North Baltimore
Had 22 points, five assists, four steals and three rebounds as the Tigers claimed the program’s first district title with a 66-53 win over Arlington in D-IV.
* Nathan Lessing, Fairlawn (Sidney) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Scored 28 points en route to becoming the program’s all-time leading scorer (1,671) in a game against Houston. Is just 161 points shy of the Shelby County record held by Fort Loramie’s Tom Brandewie (Ohio State).
Week 3/4 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
Week 5 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Anthony Masterlasco, Liberty-Benton (Findlay) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Broke former Ohio state great Aaron Craft’s school record for points in a game with 46 in a 63-58 OT win over Van Buren. Surpassed 1,000 career points during the game as well and grabbed 12 rebounds. Craft’s previous record of 44 points was set in 2010. Masterlasco hit 14-of-16 free throws and scored 30 points in the paint.
* Nazihar Bohannon, Lorain (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
After becoming the program’s all-time leading scorer in the first game of the season, became the program’s first player to surpass 1,000-career points against Elyria in the Sandusky Holiday Classic. In two games at the Holiday Classic, which the Titans won, Bohannon had 50 points, 22 rebounds, eight assists and eight steals.
Week 6 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Tristan Bartoe, Vinton County (McArthur) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior guard scored 24 points to surpass 1,000 for his career in a 77-54 win over Logan. Also had six assists and three steals.
* Kyle Nunn, Findlay (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Scored 31 points in a 65-51 win over previously unbeaten Ottawa-Glandorf. Earlier in week scored 21 points, including the game-winning basket with one second left, in a 54-52 victory over Toledo Central Catholic.
Week 7 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Derek Jay, Memorial (St. Marys) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Scored 21 points to make him the program’s all-time leading scorer in a 55-50 win over Upper Scioto Valley. Ended game with 1,195 career points, which is one more than former record holder Mark Ashman and five more than Damon Goodwin. Both Ashman and Goodwin played for the University of Dayton.
Week 8 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Branden Lilley, Fairborn (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Tied a school record with nine 3s in a 75-48 win over Piqua. Finished with 36 points. Next time out scored 22 points to surpass 1,000 for his career in a 72-56 win over Greenville.
Week 9 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Braden Tucker, Streetsboro (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Had a triple-double (13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists) in a 63-46 win over Norton. Also had 36 points, nine rebounds and five assists in an 89-84 loss to Coventry.
Week 10 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
Week 11 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week
* Dominic Laravie, Archbishop Alter (Kettering) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior scored 29 points to surpass 1,000 for his career in a 68-49 win over arch rival Chaminade Julienne that secured an outright GCL North title. Laravie also passed his father Greg on Alter’s all-time scoring list during the game.
Week 12 Ohio HS Boys Basketball Athletes of the Week